24 Songs, 1 Hour 17 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In many places and ages, the spring equinox has ushered in a new year. At the heart of this album, Jonathan Dove’s seven-song cycle The Passing of the Year celebrates a journey through the year as reflected in nature. Dove’s music plays to VOCES8’s strengths of faultless tuning, crystal-clear enunciation, and a ravishingly blended sound from the eight singers. Through it all, his musical voice never fails to entrance. Elsewhere, some equally well-chosen pieces, embracing choral favorites by Fauré and Britten, trace the church year. It’s all breathtakingly well recorded.

EDITORS’ NOTES

In many places and ages, the spring equinox has ushered in a new year. At the heart of this album, Jonathan Dove’s seven-song cycle The Passing of the Year celebrates a journey through the year as reflected in nature. Dove’s music plays to VOCES8’s strengths of faultless tuning, crystal-clear enunciation, and a ravishingly blended sound from the eight singers. Through it all, his musical voice never fails to entrance. Elsewhere, some equally well-chosen pieces, embracing choral favorites by Fauré and Britten, trace the church year. It’s all breathtakingly well recorded.

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